Mamali Shafahi b. 1982

Overview

Mamali Shafahi (B.1982, lives in Amsterdam and Paris) is a film-maker and video installation artist. His practice, varying from installation to sculpture and film, includes a deep fascination with the impact of emerging technologies on life and art. His early work in France, at the Paris-Cergy school of fine arts, focused on performance. He then produced a number of video installations, and his investigation of relationships between past, present, future and emerging technologies led to the V[i]Rology installation at the Mohsen Gallery, in 2017. From 2014 to 2017 he worked on an experimental docu-fiction film, Nature Morte, involving his parents as both actors and digital characters, screened at Art Rotterdam, in Taiwan and London. In 2019 he made an installation combining his father's drawings with his own installation, sculptures and the film for City Princes/ses at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. His VR projects, with Ali Eslami, have featured at Het nieuwe instituut, Rotterdam, the Vancouver Biennale, IDFA film festival in Amsterdam and CPH DOX, Copenhagen.

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2022

Art Rotterdam 2022 - Everyday Gallery, Booth 84

Daddy Tissue - Everyday Gallery, Anwerpen (Solo show)

 

2021

Judgment Night: Daddy kills people - Parallel circuit, Tehran (Solo show)

Heirloom Velvet - Liste, Basel (Solo show)

 

2020

nerd_funk, with Ali Eslami, Impossible Bodies - 's-Hertogenbosch (Solo show)

nerd_funk, with Ali Eslami, Netherlands Film Festival - Utrecht (Solo show)

 

2019

nerd_funk, with Ali Eslami, CPH DOX - Copenhagen (Solo show)

nerd_funk, with Ali Eslami, IDFA film festival - Amsterdam (Solo show)

nerd_funk, with Ali Eslami, Vancouver Biennale - Vancouver (Solo show)

Sacred hill, with Ali Eslami, Het nieuwe instituut - Rotterdam (Solo show)

Prince.sse.s des villes - curated by Hugo Vitrani and F. Danesi, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (Solo show)

When Legacies become debts - curated by Azar Mahmoudian, Mosaic Rooms, London (Solo show)

 

2018

Nature Morte - Film screening, curated by Sohrab Kashani, Taiwan Annual 

Nature Morte - Film screening, curated by Martha Kirszenbaum, Art Rotterdam

 

2017

I’m not an Artist, I’m just a heart of coal - MMCA Changdong Residency, Seoul (Solo show)

V (i) R o l o g y - Mohsen Gallery, Tehran (Solo show)

Alternative Facts - Film screening, curated by Myriam Ben Salah, 221A, Vancouver

 

2015

Centrefold - curated by Reza Aramesh, Sazman-Ab and Ab-Anbar projects, Tehran

 

2016

The Underworld and its emergent effects - Dastan Basement, Tehran (Solo show)

Skip or the national - curated by Alex Maurice, London

Public Art, Public Spaces; Iran - Curated by Sohrab Kashani, Stanford University CA

 

2014

Broken SD - Dastan Basement Gallery, Tehran (Solo show)

For Export Only - curated by Narges Hamzianpour, Shulamit Gallery, Los Angeles

 

2013

Daddy Sperm - Galerie Nicolas Silin, Paris (Solo show)

Dixit - curated by Karin Schlageter, Galerie Nicolas Silin, Paris

 

2012

Occidental icons - Galerie Nicolas Silin, Paris (Solo show)

Iranian arts now - curated by Amirali Ghasemi, Cité internationale des arts, Paris

 

2011

Good city for dreamers - Galerie Nicolas Silin, Paris 2011“With his multiple reflections he feels secure”, curated by Camilo Racana, Cannes

 

2010

Wonderland (2,500 years celebration) - Galerie Nicolas Silin, Paris (Solo show)

I. U. (Heart). -  The Third Line, Dubai

 

2009

Mamali and his doves in art?! - Aaran Gallery, Tehran (Solo show)

Collection Dubai - curated by November Paynter, SMART Project Space, Amsterdam

Ashura - Aaran gallery, Tehran

 

2008

Freedom - Performance with Behrouz Rae, Art Athina, Athens (Solo show)

Lion under the Rainbow - curated by Alexandros Georgiou, Athens

Blonde descending a staircase - Video screening, "Urban Jalousie" biennial curated by Amirali Ghasemi, Istanbul and Berlin

 

2007

Everybody needs a show - Journée de la performance, ENSA Paris-Cergy 

(Solo show)

Radical Drawing II - curated by Vahid Sharifian,Tehran Gallery, Tehran

Karaoke Poetry - Performance with Alexandros Georgiou, Athens biennial, Athens

 

2006

In search of stolen Jesus - Limoges (Solo show)

 

2005

My magic box - Azad Gallery, Tehran (Solo show)

 

2004

Eraser Head - 9th biennial of photography of Tehran, Iran

 

Curatorial Projects

 

2017

Neïl Beloufa, Argo Factory, Pejman Foundation, Tehran

 

2014

Urgently, Yesterday - Florian Auer and Katja Novitskova, Mottahedan Projects, Dubai

 

2012

Recycle - Mahmoud Bakhshi Moakhar, Etemad Gallery, Tehran

 

2011

Good city for dreamers - Galerie Nicolas Silin, Paris

 

2010

I. U. (Heart) - The Third Line, Dubai

 

Residencies and workshops

 

2019

Vancouver Biennale residency, Vancouver

Townhouse residency, Cairo 2018 Delfina foundation residency, London

 

2018

Workshop at CPH DOX, Copenhagen

 

2017

Workshop and residency at ISBA, Besancon

 

2017

MMCA Changdong Residency, Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art, Seoul

 

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